Edinburgh ■ The Six O’Clock Blues & Swing Train The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Tue 1. ■ Great Jazz Jam Session The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £2 (£1). See Tue 1. ■ Tuesday Heartbreak Live Funkout The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Tue 1.
Wednesday 9 Edinburgh FREE Lachlan Duo Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. Intimate jazz session. ■ Sermon Organ Trio The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). Funky Hammond, guitar and bass trio lead by Malcolm MacFarlane. ■ Soul Society The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Wed 2.
Thursday 10 Edinburgh ■ Euan Burton/Will Vinson Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £6 (£5). Uplifting Scottish jazz from bassist/composer Burton, joined by NYC sax-star Vinson. ■ Marcin Wasilewski Trio The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £12–£15. Exceptional Polish jazz trio with a couple of highly regarded ECM albums behind them. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 27.
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Glasgow ■ Salsa Celtica Eastwood Park Theatre, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 7.30pm. £16 (£12). The famed fiery bagpipe and fiddle with sax and percussion creates their high-voltage dance mix of Latin, jazz, African, and Celtic rhythms. See album review, page 75. ■ Folk Fae Fife Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Music from the Kingdom. ■ Ulli Bögershausen St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). International guitar star plays acoustic steel strung with great invention, classical complexity and emotional weight. High quality music, played solo. Edinburgh ■ Rantum Scantum The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. A skilled, eclectic mix of contemporary, folk and Americana from the duo. FREE Stan Reeves Ghillie Dhu, Rutland Place, 222 9930. 7pm. Button accordion from the Scots Music Group founder and box player with the Robert Fish Band.
Ming Ming & the Ching Chings One of the best nonsensical names of last year’s music
calendar (take that, Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jong!), Ming Ming, Chet, Davie and Gee are back, launching their five-track EP ‘Not In Anyone’s Gang!’ The launch night itself promises to be a riot of projected artwork, VJs and DJs and – why not? – some Brazilian dancing thrown in, as well as the usual psych-art-rock tuneage. Also, keep your eyes open for a series of Ming-affiliated club nights sharing the EP’s title, commencing sometime soon. ■ Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Glasgow, Sun 30 May.
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FREE The Gorms Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 10pm. Scottish/Irish music. ■ Soiree Senegalese The Bongo Club, Moray House, Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 11pm–3am. £8 before midnight; 10 after. Exuberant night of West African and dance grooves with live performances from Senegal’s Arame Thioye and Samba Sene & Diwan. Dumfries & Galloway ■ Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Knockengorroch Farm, 01644 460 662. 4-Day festival with camping food, bars etc, in very rural Dumfries and Galloway brings a world of music to the hills and includes Irish stars Lunasa, Scotland’s folk Treacherous Orchestra and King Creosote! ska revival The Beat, Eat Static, Ska Cubano - combining ska and mambo, cumbia and calypso, and folk and contemporary fusionist Hungarians Besh o Drom. Also The Ukrainians, Pathaan, Kissmet, Jesca Hoop, Flutatious, Zubzub, Sheelanagig, Mungo_s Hi Fi Soundsystem, Kakatsitsi Drummers, Keltrix, Den Collective, Captain Slackshop_s Mezzanine Allstars, Cold Up Norf Records, Sequoia Soundsystem and Edinburgh based new music night Limbo with a curated collection of unsigned Scottish talent. www.knockengorroch.org.uk
Ayr ■ Burns an’ a’ that Various Venues, 01292 616265. Times vary. Prices vary. Expect a whole host of music, song, poetry, art, Ayrstrike (the largest coarse fishing competition in Scotland) and Ayrplay, which is the Burns Showcase for New Bands Competition 2010.
Falkirk ■ Eilidh Grant Falkirk Folk Club, The Polish Club, Arnot Street, 01324 613395. 8pm. Talented, award-winning Scots singer from the North East. Newburgh ■ Newburgh Accordion and Fiddle Club The Ship Hotel, High Street, 01738 551639. 7.30pm. Non-members £3.50; musicians free. All are welcome, especially box and fiddle players.
Glasgow ■ Wing & a Prayer Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Dave Dick and Jim Gilbert are a weel-kent local blues based guitar duo, with a line in folk and Americana. ■ Friday Ceilidh Sloan’s, Argyle Arcade, Argyle Street, 221 8886. 8.30pm. £8 (£5); or two-course meal for £19.95. End of the week ceilidh action. Edinburgh ■ Guid Crack Club Waverley Bar, St Mary’s Street, 556 9579. 7.30pm. £3 suggested donation. Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling club welcomes all. Tonight, a meeting of two cultures in an evening of story and songs hosted by Ewan McVicar, with special guest Gift Amu Lagotse. ■ Sarah Jane Summers Trio Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £8. Assured Scots fiddle and Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player plays Scottish trad fiddle with a northern edge, accompanied by Ewan McPherson and Duncan Lyall on guitar and double bass. Part of the Leith Folk Club Festival. ■ Mr McFall’s Chamber & Michael Marra The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £10 (£8; children £5). Colourful patchwork pieces from around the world as Mr McFall’s strings once again team up with the Dundee bard. New workings of his songs are performed alongside instrumental works from Finland, 19th-century Cuban salon music, Czech folk-influenced classical music, and sophisticated tango music from Argentina.
FREE Old Dollar Bill Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 10pm. Scottish bluegrass and alternative country. ■ The Burly Ghillie Dhu, Rutland Place, 222 9930. 10.30pm. £5 (£25 inc dinner from 7.30pm). Ceilidh night with traditional dance music from a variety of fine Scottish musicians every week, featuring the Cannongate Cadjers.
Dumfries and Galloway ■ Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Knockengorroch Farm, 01644 460 662. See Thu 27.
Dunfermline ■ She’koyokh Klezmer Ensemble Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. Lively klezmer (lively traditional Jewish instrumental) sounds from Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans, via London. Peebles ■ Karen Matheson Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £15 (£12.50). The vocalist from Capercaillie, with songs in Gaelic and English.
Edinburgh ■ Boo Hewerdine and Ben Glover The Bongo Club, Moray House, Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £10. Fallen Angels presents the admired pop/blues songsmith – founder of cult band The Bible and frequent collaborator with Eddi Reader. ■ Scots Music Group Ceilidh St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). Da Hooley provides the live music at this night of traditional music and dance. ■ Victoria Vox Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £8. Sensitive, original songs filled with charm and wit from the award-winning US ukulele star and exponent of the ‘mouth trumpet.’ Part of the Leith Folk Club Festival. Dumfries and Galloway ■ Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Knockengorroch Farm, 01644 460 662. See Thu 27.
Biggar ■ The Tannahill Weavers Gillespie Centre, 01899 221225. 8pm. £12 (£10). Tickets from Atkinson-Pryce Books. The long-lived, internationally traveling Scottish band arrives with its pipes, fiddle, flute, guitar, cittern and rich vocal harmony. Dalkeith ■ Newbattle Abbey Festival Newbattle Abbey Grounds. All day. Free admission and entry to all events. Traditional music sessions, ceilidh tent, storytelling, traditional dance workshops, bugs, bees & bird boxes, Celtic jewellery, organic cooking, family history, local history, Gypsy caravan, community gardening, forest art, organic food and drink, hog roast, family sports, woodland trails and crafts, plant sales, archaeology and refreshments.
Dunfermline ■ The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland: The Dragon’s Lair Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Scotland’s young pipers and drummers between the ages of 10 and 25, showcase their latest material. Galashiels ■ Annabelle Chvostek String Jam Club, Salmon Inn, Bank Street, 01750 20538. 7.15pm. £9. Solo tour from one third of star Canadian singing group The Wailin’ Jennys. Here she sings from her critically acclaimed solo debut, Resilience, covering topics from colonial history to the ups and downs of modern relationships.